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Jason Thomas Wright

Jason Thomas Wright

Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics

2011 Rock Ethics Institute Fellow, Eberly College of Science Faculty Seminar

424 Davey Lab
University Park , Pennsylvania 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-8470


  1. BA Boston University, Astronomy & Physics (1999)
  2. MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Astrophysics (2003, 2006)


Jason T. Wright has been an assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics since 2009.  He received his B.A. in astronomy and physics from Boston University in 1999 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006.  He studies planets orbiting nearby stars, in particular long-period planets and multiplanet systems, and the proporties of their host stars, including composition, magnetic activity, and age.  He teaches the First Year Seminar for undergraduates planning to major in astronomy, introductory astronomy (ASTRO 10), and a graduate course in stellar atmospheres.